Sports culture to get big boost in the province, Hanif Abbasi

LAHORE: Chairman Sports Board Punjab (SBP), Steering Committee, Hanif Abbasi has said that sports culture will get huge boost in the province after the completion of sports projects across the province.

Effective measures are being taken to provide sports facilities at the door steps to the youth of the province. He expressed these views while addressing an important meeting at Sports Board Punjab here on Tuesday.

The meeting discussed new schemes and checked the status of schemes besides approving the annual planning of 2017-18.

Hanif Abbasi appreciated the construction work on various projects and advised the concerned officers to complete the remaining work as early as possible.

“The unnecessary delay in the completion of these projects will not be tolerated”, he warned.

Addressing the meeting, Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada said the efforts are being made to discover fresh talent. “We are building grounds at union council, tehsiland district level to promote sports activities among the youth of the far-flung areas of the province”, he added.

Jahangir Khanzada said qualified coaches and consultants have been appointed in every district to identify new talent. “The coaches have started their work in their respective areas and we will find a big lot of new players very soon”, he said.

The Minister informed the meeting that the annual planning of 2017-18 has been done and sports will get more boost through the implementation of this planning.

Director General Sports Punjab, Mohammad Aamir Jan said that the youngsters are being provided full opportunities to display their talent. “The arrangement has also been completed to train the raw talent of the province so that they can earn laurels for the country”, he stated.

Aamir Jan said that delay in the completion of the sports projects will not be tolerated.

“The status of development schemes is being checked and every possible measure will be taken for the timely completion of these projects”, he concluded.